There are many reasons one might consider settling in the town of Wake Forest. The reason most people stay, is the lifestyle that this quaint historic town offers to its residents. From its beginning, Wake Forest has been nurtured with strong community values and a commitment to a local focus. Now considered a bedroom community to Raleigh and the greater Triangle area, Wake Forest still provides the flavor and charm of everything great about a small town. Over the past several years Wake Forest has grown exponentially, while still “keeping one foot in a wonderfully preserved past and another foot in a prosperous and thriving future.” If you are looking for a great place to live, you will find numerous residential options in Wake Forest, and you will thoroughly enjoy the continual discovery of great things to do in this small town.
With a population of over 35,000, Wake Forest is continuing to play a strong role in the steady growth recognized nation-wide in the Triangle. The home to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, the community has stayed true to its rich heritage and academic history. Wake Forest offers a vibrant downtown where residents enjoy eateries like Backfins Crab House and White Street Brewing Company, after walking the numerous festivals, shopping at the boutiques, or perusing the local art scene.
The town also has many public parks, like Carroll Joyner Park or JB Flaherty Park, with playgrounds, ball fields, ponds, pools and walking trails for the whole family to enjoy. The Falls Lake dam is also a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Wake Forest is located north of Raleigh on US1 and just to the east of Falls Lake. It is located less than 10 minutes from Raleigh where a wealth of shopping, entertainment, sports facilities, and educational and arts venues can be found. With its close proximity to the Research Triangle Park, RDU International Airport, the Triangle’s universities, Wake Forest is the perfect place to enjoy a small town quality of life with the convenient benefits of city living.
Formerly the Marshall-Stroud Dairy Farm, the Heritage Community in Wake Forest is a planned development that takes advantage of the Wake Forest lifestyle. At around 2,000 acres, this family-friendly community has just about everything you could want in your “home town”. Envisioned as a complete planned community, the development included not only different types of residential areas, but commercial areas – for things like a new Publix, Harris Teeter, Shuckers Oyster bar, and Wake Forest Dairy Depot, community areas for public, private and charter schools (Heritage High School, Middle and Elementary Schools, Primrose School, The Goddard School, Thales Academy, Franklin Academy, and Wake Forest Charter Academy), and of course spectacular recreational opportunities like Smith Creek Park, and Heritage Golf Course. The community amenities for the Heritage development include approximately 120 acres of greenways and soccer fields, parks and picnic shelters, numerous playgrounds, fishing pier, and miles of walking and biking trails. There is also a Swim & Tennis Club:
“The list of available activities does not stop with the Golf Course, Heritage offers a private Swim and Tennis Club to its residents. The Lake pool features a 103′ figure eight slide, toddler pool, 10 lane Junior Olympic pool, Pool house and full-service grill. The Club offers swim lessons and the swim team, the Heritage Betas, offers kids plenty of opportunity to learn and compete. The Heritage View pool features a lazy river, cooling water dome, lap lanes, and a 3′ deep kiddie pool area with in-water seating. Both pools have expansive lounging areas and adjacent playgrounds.The Tennis Club offers outstanding tennis programs for adults and children. In addition, open member play is offered at 2 lighted courts on a year round basis.”
One of the nicest homes in Heritage is currently being offered for sale. 775 Heritage Arbor Drive is one of a handful of estate lots in the community, with attractive curb appeal and serene views of the 9th hole. Manicured landscape, an arched dormer, stacked stone, and standing-seam metal roofing invite your guests to your home. Through the twelve pane door and into the foyer, the fine detailing of this home is evident. Custom millwork edges every surface and the gleaming hardwoods lead the way through the home. There is a formal dining room immediately to the right, highlighted by an offset coffered ceiling and two walls of windows. Beyond the dining and main staircase, the space broadens to a wide open floor plan.
The soaring ceiling of the two-story great room is open and airy, and allows for a natural connection to the living spaces upstairs. The kitchen and breakfast room connect to the right and offer a more intimate experience. The kitchen has more than enough honey-maple casework, accented by travertine backsplash, stainless appliances, gas cooktop, and acres of granite prep space. The breakfast nook is surrounded with views of the golf course, and the attached screen porch allows the lifestyle to extend to the outdoors. The outside living spaces of this home do not disappoint. A stacked stone seat wall winds through the shady fenced yard, creating unique outdoor living spaces – indulge with s’mores next to the fire pit, or relax with a plate of grilled deliciousness from the outdoor kitchen.
Back inside on the main level, the master bedroom extends along the west side of the home. This space is truly a master retreat. At almost 400 square feet, the master bedroom has enough space for any type of furniture. The master bath boasts a generous layout that includes a large corner tub, separate shower and a bank of cabinets to accommodate the masters of the home.
Upstairs, the intimate living spaces are unique and private. The large east-side bedrooms share a true jack-and-jill bath, and each has great closet space. The bedrooms on the opposite side are generous as well, and share another jack-and-jill bath. There is also a huge bonus room on this level – more than enough room for your imagination. To round out this upper level, there is an unfinished 800 square feet walkup attic to satisfy your storage needs – or this space could be upfit for a teen suite/theater/workout & yoga/sewing & craft/man cave.
Beyond the obvious fit and finish of this home, the systems of this home are equally impressive. The home has been extremely well maintained, and is ready for your inspections.